Club Appoints New Senior Staff In Two Key Roles

The Camping and Caravanning Club has appointed senior staff to two key roles: Senior Communications Manager and Editor-in-Chief of publications.


The Club is delighted to report that Simon McGrath is the new Senior Communications Manager and Rob Ganley the new Editor-in-Chief, swapping their existing roles with the Club in a 12-month secondment that begins on 11 September 2017.


Simon McGrath is well known within the outdoors industry, as the head of the Club's Camping & Caravanning magazine for the last nine years. During this time he has overseen the evolution of the title in print and led projects to take the world’s oldest camping magazine into the digital age with the launch of web-based editions and an award-winning app version for tablets and smartphones.


Advertising revenue has grown to the Club’s highest levels during Simon’s tenure, and he has also led on the relaunch of a number of Club campsite guides.


In his new role, Simon will lead the Club's public relations activities along with events, partnerships, social media and videography.


Rob Ganley is also a well-known figure in the industry, previously having spent 15 years in publishing, editing magazines and websites for Haymarket Consumer Media, including several years as group editor of Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome, which included both brands’ early steps into producing their existing television shows. 


In his new role, Rob will head up the publications function, which includes a marketing service team of designers and production staff plus the Club’s Technical Helpdesk, while also leading the editorial team who produce the content for Camping & Caravanning magazine. Additionally, he will be responsible for advertising revenue, working with the Club’s external sales agency, CPL.


The Club's Marketing and Communications Director Paul Jones said: "The Club sees this as a great opportunity to grow the experience and knowledge of two senior staff members, and for them to add a different perspective and real value in their new roles.


"Secondments are widely used in the commercial sector, where companies understand the importance of making best use of skills and interests of staff, and developing their careers. As an innovative and forward-looking membership organisation, the Club is focused on retaining and developing its best people, and we're excited by the opportunities this secondment brings."

Posted: 04 Sep 2017